Saturday, 21 July 2012

Stacking the Shelves #9



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I got an absolutely lovely haul this week and I am super excited to start reading them all! :)PS. Sorry about the format, my computer doesn't always agree with blogger! :)


For Review: 
1. Zombie Kid Diaries, Playing Dead - Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Playing Dead (Zombie Kid Diaries, #1)
Middle school is horrific enough for any 5th grader's first day. But for Bill Dookes, it's a festering, rotting, undead nightmare! Since Bill's deadbeat dad got arrested trying to burn the house down for the insurance, Mom's had to make ends meet by volunteering to various medical research companies for cash. This would be fine if she hadn't brought home a mysterious zombie virus! Now Bill has to deal with skin problems and body chemistry changes that make puberty look like a walk in the park! And then there's his ever-growing appetite for BRAINS!
2. Zombie Kid Diaries, Grossery Games - Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Zombie Kid Diaries Volume 2: Grossery Games
Not willing to let being a zombie spoil his dreams of pro-gamer stardom, Bill Stokes is all fired up to win against a visiting game champ.But he's got a trio of troubles threatening to ruin his chances: The class has a Thanksgiving trip to Camp Woodchunk that same weekend. He's got to take care of Froufou, the yappy (but yummy-smelling) poodle from next door. And his personal bully, Steve, has a whole new way to humiliate him: a one-man, live-recorded "game show" called Gross-eries!When Steve gets to run his little game during the whole class trip, Bill gets to be his unwilling star, and it's just about all his zombified nerves can stand!
3. Hocus Pocus Hotel - Michael Dahl
Cover art for HOCUS POCUS HOTEL
 Ever since it was built by the great magician Abracadabra, the hotel Tyler Yu lives in has had its share of mysterious events. Ghosts wandering the halls, a magician who vanishes into thin air – Ty can’t figure these things out on his own. But Charlie Hitchcock, with his photographic memory, might just be the partner the school bully needs. Together, they’ll solve magical mysteries beyond your wildest imagination.
 4. Aldo's Fantastical Movie Place - Jonathan Friesen
Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace
In the Darkness of this Theater, Anything Can Happen The family's broken-down theater has always been a safe place for Chloe. There, no one can see the scars that line her face---scars her inventor father accidentally caused, leaving even deeper wounds between them. In the darkness she meets Nick, a boy with his own hurts. While Nick isn't the most pleasant companion, a rocky friendship is formed over their love of films. Soon the two are working on a movie script about a fantastical world---one that suddenly comes alive on the screen. Chloe and Nick are transported into an adventure beyond what they ever imagined, filled with dragons, magical pools, and a sinister vapor that threatens to destroy everyone. But when tragedy strikes, Chloe must find the courage to step out of the shadows and find what she's always longed for.
5. The Mount Rushmore Face That Couldn't See - Steve Brezenoff
Front Cover
When Catalina "Cat" Duran and her friends in the History Club arrive at Mount Rushmore on a school trip they find that someone is playing dangerous tricks and trying to drive people away from the park. 


6. Faith and the Camp Snob


Cheerleading uniforms, accessories, and other expenses all add up, and like most schools, Greenview Junior High can't cover all the costs for their cheerleaders. As fund-raising chair, Lissa knows how important it is for her to make sure the cheer team has enough money to enter competitions. But it becomes even more important when she worries her family won't be able to afford her spot on the team.
7. Over You - Emma McLaughlin
Over You
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighbourhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all. 



8. Since You Left Me - Allen Zadoff
Since You Left Me
Everyone believes in something. Almost everyone.For Sanskrit Aaron Zuckerman, it isn't easy to believe. Especially when all the people you care about leave.His Dad left after the divorce. The love of his life left in second grade. His best friend in Jewish school found God and practically left the planet. Now his yoga teacher Mom is falling in love with her spiritual guru, and she’s threatening to leave, too.In a desperate attempt to keep his family together, Sanskrit tells just one small lie. And for a while it seems to be working. Because people start coming back. Sanskrit might even get the family he always wanted.There’s just one little thing in his way. The truth.

9. When You Wish Upon a Rat - Maureen McCarthy

Eleven-year-old Ruth Craze is pretty sure she's stuck in the wrong life. With an absentminded inventor for a father and a flighty artist for a mother, it's always reliable Ruth who ends up doing the dishes, paying the bills, and finding lost socks. Her brothers are no help (they're too busy teasing her), and her friends have just decided she's not cool enough to be a part of their group anymore. So when Rodney the Rat-a slightly sinister stuffed animal that was a gift from her favorite aunt-suggests a way out, Ruth is ready to risk everything. Three wishes. Three chances to create her perfect life. A million ways to get it wrong.

10. S.A.V.E. The Great Cat Caper - Lauraine Snelling

Join the S.A.V.E. Squad—Sunny, Aneta, Vee, and Esther—as the four sixth-grade girls, with nothing in common but their differences, come together through a service learning project to rescue dumpster cats.




6 comments:

  1. So many books! :) I gave Over You three stars but I think you'll like it a lot better than me :) Enjoy!

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  2. Over You looks great! I haven't heard of the others but I hope you enjoy them:))

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  3. What a great stack of books! I received Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace too! and the Zombie Kid books look kinda cute, lol! I look forward to seeing what you think of them, wondering if it's more YA than MG...
    Enjoy your new reads :)

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  4. So many books - and all so colourful! I have to admit, I haven't actually read any of them, but I hope you enjoy them!

    My haul this week

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  5. I'd like to eventually read Over You. Enjoy your week and your books!

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    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/stacking-shelves-13.html

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  6. Great set! The Zombie Kid Diaries look really cute. I'll have to look out for them.
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